Do you ever feel like you get stressed out super easily? Chest tight, heart pounding, body overheating – you’ve tried everything to de-stress, but you feel like your body is in ‘fight or flight’ mode. Does this sound like you? I’ve been there too, and one of my silent stressors was electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs). You see, EMFs can actually increase stress on your nervous system1. It wasn’t until I figured out 3 easy ways to protect my body from the effects of EMFs and stress through castor oil liver packs, sleep hygiene mask and my Harmoni Pendant that I understood the impact EMFs were having on me.
Could EMFs be putting more stress on your body without you knowing?
EMFs are all around us, wherever there is electricity or wires, cell phones or cell phone towers.The closer that you are to the power towers, wires, or cellphone towers etc, the more you may notice an impact on your body – if you’re sensitive (not everyone is). But if you are, you notice it greatly. Even if you’re not sensitive and may not be FEELING the effects, there are still things happening deep down inside that are negatively impacting your life.
You’re an energetic being, you have a frequency, a vibration – just as everything does. So imagine it like this; if the ground is vibrating underneath you, like in an earthquake, you’re going to vibrate too!
Therefore, EMFs can exacerbate:
Headaches and pain
Do any of these sound like you? That was me too. All of these are signs of excess stress on your body.
The more stress that’s on your nervous system, the harder it is for you to recover from the negative effects of EMFs and radiation.
This isn’t when I tell you I moved to the country, changed to dial-up internet and got rid of my microwave. I didn’t do any of those things, I found easy ways to make my body more resilient, so that silent stressors didn’t keep me trapped in that dreadful ‘fight or flight’ mode.
I was so in the know about how EMFs were adding stress on my body that when I found the location for my clinic, I mapped out all the nearest energy towers and cell phone towers and made sure to stay 1-3 km away. I also don’t have Wifi internet at my clinic.
It’s one of the reasons that my clinical space is such a sanctuary, it has good vibes that aren’t corrupted by dirty electricity. At home, in the evening, I shut down the Wifi. I actually have it on a timer, that way it helps my family and I feel more at peace while we’re sleeping.
3 Ways You Can Protect your Nervous System from EMF Stress
The 3 top tools that helped me overcome stress and anxiety caused from EMFs were these:
1. Castor Oil Liver Packs To Balance your Stress Hormones
Tension and stress inhibits our bodies’ natural ability to have a bowel movement, keep calm and sleep, and added EMF stress certainly doesn’t help these things.
The ancient health practice of Castor Oil Liver Packs set the foundation for better health, better stools, better sleep and LESS stress.
The soft compression of the castor oil liver pack on the skin helps you to:
Balance your stress hormones.
Naturally move your body into its ‘rest and digest’ state.
Promotes the production of your feel-good hormone dopamine2, as well as oxytocin3, the ‘love’ hormone.
2. A Sleep Mask To Help you Relax as you fall asleep
Wearing a white sleep mask to bed balances your natural day and night hormonal rhythms and increases melatonin4, which helps you get better sleep and have more resistance against dirty electricity. Sounds like a win-win, right?
Since I usually only wear my castor oil liver pack and my sleep eye mask overnight, I also found this amazing tool that has been shown to reduce the impact of the EMFs all day long.
3. Wearing The Harmoni Pendant to Protect you from EMFs
My great friend Wendy Myers, one of the world’s leading experts in stress therapy & detoxification, created a beautiful piece of jewelry that actually protects you from EMFs and it’s on sale right now for up to 53% off!
The Harmoni Pendant was designed to harmonize the body’s natural electrical frequencies and energetic pathways and is proven to lift your central nervous system out of fight or flight mode.
Wearing an EMF protection device, like a Harmoni Pendant, is the easiest way to shield yourself, your family, and your loved ones.
Similar to the castor oil liver pack and sleep hygiene mask, these pendants are easy to put on everyday without having to change your life and they’re beautiful, too!
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I know what you are thinking, another claim to beautiful skin—you have tried all of the celebrity endorsed and ‘top rated’ face masks, scrubs, acne cleansers and wrinkle creams at the beauty counter and haven’t noticed a difference. Well, trust me honey, you are not alone!
The problem is that the majority of these products contain toxic, under-researched chemicals, scents and perfumes that actually cause long term damage to your system, not to mention make a substantial dent in your wallet.
A Bit of History
Castor oil is a versatile, safe and natural oil that was used for beauty preservation by Mediterranean Goddesses, Roman Empresses and Egyptian Queens, all of which were known for their striking beauty. The legendary Queen Cleopatra even used castor oil as part of her beauty regime!
It is the ‘miracle oil’ that does it all! It replaces your cleansers, toners and even your night time moisturizers. In fact, if you look at the products you are currently using, you will likely notice that castor oil is the main ingredient—so why not cut out the crap (literally!) and just use this ‘miracle’ oil as nature intended.
Aging is caused by a lack of circulation to the area; your blood flow constricts and there is a loss of nourishment to the skin, which is why we often see fine lines start to form near the gentle skin around the eyes. We want to bring more blood flow, reduce inflammation and nourish the area—that’s anti-aging 101!
Castor oil has no negative side effects and contains important skin-nourishing nutrients like omega 6 and 9, vitamin E (a known anti-aging vitamin!), amino acids, flavonoids1 and glutathione2 which is important to keep us ‘looking young’. It is antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory, which makes it super beneficial for acne, dry, and aging skin.
The thing that places castor oil on the throne as the queen above others, is it is the only oil that contains ricinoleic acid. This divine component of the oil is super anti-inflammatory3, ultra moisturizing and has a molecular weight that allows it to pass through the first layer of skin (the epidermis) into the deeper layer (the dermis) where our blood and lymphatic vessels lie. This makes it the very best carrier oil for essential oils too!
As castor oil is an exceptional emollient and is nourishing, it also helps to alleviate dark circles, puffiness, redness and the fine lines around the eyes. It is used to enhance growth and thickness of eyebrows and eyelashes.
Of course you must always work on cultivating a healthy inner body ecosystem through nourishing foods and through digesting those foods well, and secondly by making sure that you are getting good quality, restorative deep sleep so that your body can renew… Castor Oil Packs™ and the Beauty Sleep Eye Kit™ are two tools that should be staples in your practice to support this.
But your facial care routine can to be radically revamped too! Get rid of the old washes and astringents and let’s cleanse our beautiful faces with a wash that is non-drying, replenishing, redness-reducing and excellent at removing impurities.
Nightly Cleansing Oil Face Wash
Remember your mother always telling you to never go to bed without cleansing your face and removing your make-up? Well, she was right! Just like how we shower mostly everyday, the gentle skin of our faces is exposed to the harsh elements and needs to be cared for as well.
Most of us wash our faces with harsh solutions using soap and antibacterials which strip our faces of their natural oils, leaving them prone to bacteria and dryness. When you strip your face of these oils, often your body responds by increasing the production of oil and sebum, complicating the problem further. But when you wash with castor oil, it preserves your skin’s natural moisture barrier and lifts impurities.
Here’s how to do a nightly cleansing oil wash for your face using castor oil:
Place a clean face cloth under warm water (hot enough to touch but not to burn).
Drape the cloth on your face to steam and open up your pores, wiping away any debris or make-up residue that may have accumulated over the day.
In the palm of your hand place some Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil™ (approx.1 tsp), and gently rub it between your clean palms and blot all over your face. Try to concentrate on any areas where you may have make-up such as the eye area.
Allow the moisturizing, nourishing goodness to absorb into your skin for a minute or two.
Then, splash your face with warm water—this helps to pull debris out and pushes the oil into your skin.
Using the same face cloth, warm it up again, and wipe in an upward motion to remove all of the excess oil and residue.
That’s it—5 minutes and DONE!
You will notice your skin is firmer, plumper and as soft as a baby’s bottom after doing this cleanse. Unlike other cleansers where you are cautioned to ‘avoid your eye area’, castor oil is super safe and actually has health benefits for your eyes!
The next morning, you’ll only need to refresh your skin with purified water.
Not all Castor Oils are the Same…
Just a reminder that not all castor oil is created equally—your castor oil should always be organic, cold-pressed and extra virgin, as well as hexane-free, 100% pure and ALWAYS packaged in a glass bottle.
Castor oil’s unique chemical structure makes it a magnet for toxic lipophilic components of plastic such as BPA 4, slip agents 5, or UV filters 6. For this reason, please never use castor oil that comes in a plastic bottle, and if you have any, throw it away! Since ricinoleic acid has the ability to pass the epidermis and enter the dermis where our blood and lymph vessels lie, we definitely do not want toxins here!
So now you know that not only is castor oil a great addition to your pharmaceutical cabinet, it also has a well-deserved place in your beauty regime too!
We would love for you to take a picture of your face before and again in a few weeks to see if you notice a difference for yourself!
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As the call of the crickets chirp away in the dewiness of the morning, I make my way into my yoga studio. The sun isn’t up, no sparkle on the horizon, only a fresh, crisp, cool breeze that hugs and stimulates my body. It makes me feel alive even though my mind and body aren’t totally awake yet.
Why do I wake up at 4:44 in the morning, to do this practice while the world sleeps?
Do I do it because I want to look good? Often people think that I do this to stay in shape, or keep my svelte appearance.
But the reality is I don’t do it for this at all. At the end of the day, that won’t give me the motivation to wake up when I do, or to feel the way I do. I need stronger, deeper, more authentic motivation.
Read on to find out why a yoga practice will be one of those health practices that will change your life forever. Just ask those that live and breath by it, like some of my favorite inspirations @findingmorgantyler and @gypsyon__.
My First Yoga Experience
I remember the first time I did a yoga class. It was amazing. But I did it once and didn’t do it again. Why? Mainly because at this time in my life I was only interested in what would keep the weight off. I wanted my body to be toned, ripped and looking good in a bathing suit. And I thought that meant torturing my body with hours of working out and doing things that didn’t feel great, but made a quick gain.
What I didn’t understand was that looking good means nothing and feeling good is EV-ERY-THING. When you feel good, you look good.
But what happens when the things you do to look good stress you out? Over-exercising, cardio out the kazoo, hyper-focus on calorie counting, categorizing good food vs. bad food, feeling guilty for f*cking up…
It can feel like life is not really worth living. You get discouraged and give it all up, then get ‘back on your grind’ a couple weeks later. Your body falls in and out of this yo-yo pattern and your spirit is left with disillusionment and loss of hope.
But don’t worry – there is a light at the end of the tunnel! You see, when you get into what really makes you happy, you realize that it’s not the size of clothing you wear or what you look like on the outside. The only thing that matters is that you love yourself and understand that all the love you need lives inside of you.
Not understanding this was like being asleep in my life. I was Sleeping Beauty Aurora, and the Prince Charming that finally woke me up was actually ME, connecting with myself.
Why Should You Do Yoga?
The reason yoga is my predominant form of exercise is because I do it to feed my soul, rest my mind, connect with my physicality and the inner and outer movements of my temple.
In yoga, I find my daily balance.
In yoga, I find my daily peace.
In yoga, I find the value in persistence and progress.
Day by day, practice by practice, yoga has added enormous wealth and richness to my life.
What I practice each day is an alchemy of the most important aspects of healing.
It’s my morning yoga wake up call, Grateful Dung™ practices before I eat, and peeking after I poo with Eau de Throne™. These practices consistently keep me conscious, present in the here and now, and tuned in during the day. My Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack™ and Beauty Sleep Eye Kit™ are the tools I use in my nightly wind-down. These practices are the foundation of what keeps me vibrant, alive, balanced, and shining with my own light.
Why Hot Yoga?
I always do hot yoga in the mornings, and the heated room really cranks up the benefits for the body. Here are a few reasons why I have made it my go-to:
1. Induces sweating (like a sauna)
Sweating helps to cleanse your body. My practice often leaves my yoga outfit smelling funky, like a vat of chemicals have been dumped on it (chemicals that were stored in my body!).
2. Calms the mind
I practice a type of yoga which is the same sequence of movements every time. They become automatic. I always know what’s coming next, so my mind can relax completely. You don’t have to do this type of yoga in order to get this benefit, it’s just my personal preference. The more you practice yoga, the more you’ll notice how refreshing it is for your mind.
3. Moves internal organs
Yoga brings movement and flow to the digestive tract so we can digest, absorb and eliminate well. It massages hormonal organs like the thyroid, liver and adrenal glands.
4. Teaches valuable lessons to live by
Perseverance, commitment, kindness, understanding… yoga has taught me to be gentle with myself and where my body is at. It keeps the body limber, lean and with very few “physical ailments”.
5. Deep breathing
Yoga involves consciously focusing on inhaling all the good, and exhaling/letting go of that which does not serve us. It helps to get oxygen flowing to all the nooks and crannies of your beautiful temple.
There are so many benefits that you don’t get with other types of exercise. Now I know you’re wondering, what does it feel like?
Let me tell you, you do not need to be Gumby to excel in yoga. You begin, just begin, exactly where you are at.
What To Expect From A Yoga Class
Let me walk you through a typical yoga class for me.
We begin by sitting cross legged; breathing, realigning, and setting an intention.
This simple act reinforces the value of setting a goal. “Begin with the end in mind,” as Stephen Covey says in the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. A dream without a map is just a dream, but with a map it can become reality.
Breathing exercises begin the class. I breathe through my throat, opening up my fifth chakra. This chakra is one most often blocked in women, the one that aligns with the thyroid. The most common reason this chakra becomes blocked is because we often do not speak our mind.
As I inhale, I fill in my belly as big as Buddha’s.
I raise my arms over my head, and like the diagnostic needle of a Geiger counter, I swing back and forth, realigning my spine, tuning my body in to its natural rhythms. I give in to its natural ebb and flow, like the ocean.
The class is usually 1.5 hours, but I do the express, only one hour. I’m busy, and I practice self care in many ways, so I devote a dedicated amount of time to everything daily. Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack™, a sleep routine with my Beauty Sleep Eye Kit™, grateful practices and mindset training, everything is penciled in on my daily schedule. This maintains my foundation, my life and my happiness. I grow and glow because of it!
The first half of the class is standing, helping you ground deeply into Mother Earth. I feel my legs extending down into the ground, like thick deep roots effortlessly making their way through the moist soil. I think of my feet, legs, thighs, and buttocks tightening as I squeeze and push deep into the ground, rooting myself for this practice.
The imagery in the class makes me happy. Instructions to fold into a smiling Japanese ham sandwich, makes me giggle internally, a great feat when your stomach is smooshed up against your thighs, your head buried in between your shins.
There are more poses named after animals in this sequence than there are in the jungle! One of the most powerful poses is the eagle. It stretches and aligns the shoulders and hips, the supportive joints of the body holding strong, like the four corners of the world. The point of the pose is to contract certain areas, restricting blood flow for a time, then as you release the pose, your circulation flushes in, nourishing all of the stabilizing joints. I feel powerful as I stand calmly after this pose, serene and focused like an eagle.
As I move into needle, grounding into the floor, I get distracted. My body is leaning forward, one leg stabilizing me, the other in the air. The skin on my belly hangs down, like a sack of potatoes, or better yet, a deflated, wrinkled, leathery balloon. A delightful sight now, but in my past was an utter nightmare to me. Something that I felt belonged only on Elm Street. Something that had me feeling so bad about who I was, all because I had a little too much skin.
Yoga taught me acceptance of where I am at right now.
The Fear of Starting Yoga
When I first started yoga I was well covered up, always wearing a baggy shirt and long pants, in a room that is heated to 40 degrees plus. I felt so intimidated to bear all. So uncomfortable in my own skin, almost alien.
I learned in yoga to be vulnerable. I learned to accept where I am at. I also learned this from following incredible women and leaders empowering women to step into their skin, no matter what it looks like or where they are at @thebirdspapaya, @findingmorgantyler, @gypsyon__, @mikzazon, @kenziebrenna and @iamtulin are all women who have helped to influence my journey of acceptance.
The bottom line is this, on your yoga mat, you are safe. You are home. This is the place for your private inner practice, shared with a community that holds you and lifts you up. We all need community and connection to be happy. Yoga has given me this too.
It took a long time for me to transition and be able to look at myself exposed in short shorts and sports bra. I just couldn’t in the beginning because I was living in fear of what others would think as I folded over myself and let my skin hang.
Why did I care what others thought? Because that is how we are trained.
When I prescribe yoga, my patients often tell me, “I can’t do it because I can’t stretch, I’m so stiff!” But with yoga, that is exactly the point. The reality is they are not really worried about this, this is simply an excuse for their true feelings. They think that if they can’t do the poses perfectly that they will feel judged, isolated and alone. But it’s the total opposite in a yoga class!
That’s why it is call it a ‘yoga practice’, and not a ‘yoga perfect’!!!
Finishing Your Yoga Practice
Tortoise pose is the most activating and energizing of all the postures. Ironically, it requires the least amount of energy. To build energy, you must get calm and center yourself. The position is on your knees folded over, with hands in prayer position.
This pose is like the castor bean. The protein meal that is left over after oil production can kill you, but the oil can heal you. This is the magic alchemy and natural state of all things created by Mother Nature. She calls it as she sees it, there is always a balance between dark and light, light and dark.
As you end your practice on the floor, lying in dead man’s pose, the effects of what you did start to sink in. An hour of intense focus under harsh circumstances, yet you feel balanced, clean, in tune… you feel BETTER.
I always lie in dead’s man pose for about 10 minutes after my practice to soak in all the final ‘goodness’. It always make me think; you have choice in life. Choose you, choose your health practices. Get yourself to a studio like mine @midtownyogakw or follow someone that inspires you in your yoga practice – @findingmorgantyler is one that I enjoy!
It’s your time to actively own your health practice, so you are one step closer to owning your throne!
All the love and light in the world, xox
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